Colin Congo may be on stage by himself, but he represents an army.
Colin Congo is one of the most notable faces in natural bodybuilding. He competes in Men’s Physique and was Mr. Natural Olympia in 2018. He’s also featured in our Generation Iron: Natty 4 Life film. Although winning trophies and prizes is something Congo indeed loves, he expresses that the memories and relationships he creates he holds dearly. While on stage, Congo knows he’s alone, but he brings a support system with him in his heart.
In an Instagram (IG) post on October 11, 2021, Congo said:
“When I’m on stage I’m by myself but I’m representing a whole lot of people who may not understand the sport but still support me and pray for my success because they know how passionate I am about it. I appreciate you all.”
In another IG post Congo, said:
“Getting on stage at my very best is the goal of every contest, but the support I get from my girlfriend, friends, family, and even on social media is what really makes it worth it!”
Below, you can see more of what he said in the IG post and him flexing his 4th place medal in the Men’s Physique at Natural Olympia 2021.
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Colin Congo has to be one of the most passionate and hardworking bodybuilders out there. He loves the sport for what it is, but he’s not shy to express his worrisome about recent bodybuilding deaths and how drug use shouldn’t be counted out as a probable cause.
Alleged Drug Use in Bodybuilding
The dividing line in natural bodybuilding leagues such as the International Natural Bodybuilding Association/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA/PNBA) versus other bodybuilding leagues like the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB) is that the INBA/PNBA drug tests competitors from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – the summit of professional drug testing.
However, Colin Congo admits that no drug test is 100% accurate. In a GI Exclusive interview with Colin Congo, he stated, “I know there are dudes out there that are 100% natural that just have absolutely gifted physiques. And they are going to look enhanced and they are going to just look like that. I’m not the gatekeeper for who’s natural and who’s not. I know I get up there and put my best physique on the stage. And I’m counting on the organization to hold those guys to the same standard that I’m holding myself to.”
Here’s a clip below on Congo explaining how drug tests can be beaten:
Many natural bodybuilders in the INBA/PNBA league have been busted for drug abuse and ended up on the Hall of Shame. Of course, with WADA in place and the Hall of Shame, the chances of drug use in the INBA/PNBA league are drastically reduced.
Collin Congo wears his heart on his sleeves in bodybuilding. And he’s a leader in the sport who spreads nothing but love. He’s also an active FBI agent and avid aviator.
Generation Iron would like to wish Colin Congo success in the upcoming 2022 INBA/PNBA season. On social media, Congo stated, “We’re really bringing the heat in 2022.”